Contract signed with L&T for alignment work
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. on Thursday signed an agreement for the country’s largest infrastructure contract to design and build a 47% alignment for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
The contract signed with Larsen & Turbo Ltd. Also includes four stations namely Vapi, Billimora, Surat and Bharuch, Surat Depot, 14 river crossings, 42 road crossings and six rail crossings including a 350 meter long mountain tunnel, NHSRCL said in a statement.
“The NHSRCL today signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro Limited for the design and construction of 237 km of viaduct between Vapi (village of Zaroli on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border) and Vadodara in the state of Gujarat for 508 km of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed line. rail corridor, “the company statement said.
Satoshi Suzuki, Japanese Ambassador to India, was present at the event alongside senior officials from the Railway Board and the NHSRCL.
The technical offers for this call for tenders were opened on September 23 and in less than a month, the financial offers were opened after evaluation of the technical offers, he said.
The duration of the work is four years from the date of the start of the contract.
“During the construction phase of this section, the areas around the alignment will experience social and economic development. There will be a generation of jobs not only for professionals like engineers, technicians, designers, architects, etc. but also for skilled and semi-skilled labor and construction workers.
“There will be an increase in demand for construction materials and machinery like cement, steel, heavy construction machinery, cranes, trailers, etc. Ancillary industries like hospitality, entertainment, health, tourism, real estate and housing and education will also thrive during construction, “the statement said.